The Cincinnati Reds have placed infielder Mike Moustakas on the 60-day injured list. He had been on the 10-day injured list with a foot injury and after going on a rehab assignment on Tuesday with the Triple-A Louisville Bats he left after his third at-bat, a single, and returned to Cincinnati after he felt soreness in his foot. He was examined by the team doctors and it would seem that whatever they saw wasn’t as good as everyone had hoped as he was placed on the 60-day injured list which will mean he won’t be returning for at least the next month.
Taking his place on the 40-man roster will be left-handed pitcher Josh Osich, who was also called up to the big leagues from Triple-A Louisville to take the spot on the big league team of Ashton Goudeau.
Josh Osich has been in Triple-A this year where he’s posted a 5.40 ERA in 15.0 innings while allowing 11 hits – 2 home runs – to go along with six walks and 15 strikeouts. This season he’s had reverse splits in the minors, striking out just three lefties in 18 plate appearances while they’ve hit .188/.278/.500 against him. Righties have hit just .200/.273/.300 against him with 12 strikeouts in 44 plate appearances against him this season in Triple-A. Last season he split time between the Cubs and Red Sox rosters, throwing in 17 games and posting a 6.38 ERA in 18.1 innings with 24 strikeouts but also giving up six home runs.
For Ashton Goudeau, he’s heading back to Louisville after spending the last two weeks with the Reds where he threw 5.0 innings and allowed four earned runs on seven hits and eight walks. He entered the game on Friday night in the 4th inning and threw 53 pitches before being removed. That likely would have made him unavailable for a few days.
Updates on Tejay Antone and Sonny Gray
Tejay Antone will throw a bullpen session again on Sunday and if that one goes well he is likely to be activated on Tuesday according to manager David Bell who spoke briefly about it on Saturday afternoon prior to the game. Sonny Gray is set to throw a “game like” bullpen session on Monday as he works his way back.